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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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chinig   in reply to Palmy
hi like everybody have financial problems I had business but I am in financials problems had credits and don't know how to handle anymore
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my son is a amputee and I need help getting him a new leg .
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littlelacie   in reply to bama4gotten
Rose has not come back on this site for years, since 2011.we do not know any resources that award grants,sorry. have you tried needhelppayingbills,city,county,state. you will see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.
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Rose, are there any grants that really help in an emergency? My partner was hit head on by a drunk driver and lost her job in 08/13, 09/13, I suffered a bad fall and lost my job in 09/14 (it was an on job injury) company could not let me work due to my wheelchair. Once I was fired they refused to pay. (I am suing). We are both waiting on Social Security disability and we have 2 children. We have gone through savings, sold everything of value and now we are desperate. We live in Alabama and there are little resources. I am having my third surgery on my knee in a few days. I have a brain injury, back injury, and a list of others. My partner suffers from extreme PTSD, Bipolar, Depressive disorder and anxiety. Please if you know of anything let me know. I have called salvation army they gave me 5 outfits for the children and some Christmas. We do get Snap. The only other assistance I found was united way has a 1 time help for meds. and there is a 1 time cooling and 1 time heating bill assistance up to 350.00. Thank you
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littlelacie   in reply to funpickles
we do not know any resources that will help with plumbing problems,sorry.
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I am a single mom, unemployed, caring for my disabled son, who gets SS. Last winter and this winter was blast in my area. It left me with leaking pipes and major plumbing problems. I need about $450 to get water lines fixed.
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lameshia lewis   in reply to Ben81
God will never leave you or forsake you! Keep faith in god!
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littlelacie   in reply to Ben81
we do not know any resources that will help with travel expenses,sorry.
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My father was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and i need to get to him. Going by vehicle and need gas food and prayers
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woman in a shoe   in reply to rainachic
Hi all we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help. There no resources that will help with medical bills phone bills are anything to do with a car sorry
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My husband and I are disabled and in desperate need of help. Please watch video it explains it all. Go to video at
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DOCHO   in reply to littlelacie
OK! thank you sister I will try with out any hesitation God knows every thing one day all will be a history.
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littlelacie   in reply to DOCHO
hi again,oh sorry did not know that. you did not put that on your original post. we do not know any resources outside the US,sorry. but good luck,hope you are able to locate some help somewhere.
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lady dianna conley   in reply to DOCHO
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DOCHO   in reply to littlelacie
thank you Littlelacie but i'm from Ethiopia
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littlelacie   in reply to DOCHO
hi, type in on internet,needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help. some resources will help with deposit and first month.
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sonshinesas   in reply to DOCHO
No one giving away money here
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DOCHO   in reply to kris2915
please!!!!! I need help i know that asking help is so difficult specially asking for money but what to do????? i have a plan to do poultry business i have ability and full of health but the main problem is i have no money I'm 27 and mom of one handsome boy living with ma hubby we were working in one government organization but now he left and try some business with one of his friend before one year but bl eave me no profit till now my monthly salary $200 covers so money things including house rent which is $125 imagine how life is so difficult for us i were searching on-line businesses but all ask me minimum deposit of $250 which is more than my monthly salary please what to do b leave me God knows every thing i wrote is true God my reward you help me thank you in advance.
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Hoping to get contact info for this organization. My sister is a Dominican National American Recognized Citizen. She is a teenager who made the "mistake" of not only getting pregnant, but also keeping her child. She was thrown out into the street. The consulate office keeps demanding more and more money, and legal fees which I have paid. I am disabled with a young child of my own, but I am willing to have my sister and her unborn come join me here in The United States. My dad never really did anything for her, and I love her greatly. I fear for her, and her safety. She is 14 years old. Her son is due in early April. We need the funds to get her an emergency passport, and plane fare. The longer we wait, the more dire her situation becomes. If she gives birth out there, she has to live in the USA for 5 years before she can be with her son again, and to be honest there is no family willing to take him in, as according them, he is an object of shame. He is a baby not even born he should be loved. She is 14 but is courageous. She has spent several nights wandering with no place to go. Her plight was hidden to me until recently. If there is any help out there, anyone of influence, any HELP to get her here, it would be much appreciated. You would be saving the life of an unborn baby. His name is to be Liam Alexander.
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littlelacie   in reply to Palmy
Roseb has not come back on this site for years. there are no resources that will give you $350,000.00,sorry.
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